I am new to teaching 7th grade reading. I have taught 23+ years but this will be a first for me teaching 7th grade and I am scared and needing lots of help!! Do guided reading groups work in 7th grade? What motivators do you use? How do you set up your room/room arrangement? What are the "must haves" you recommend? Is it 'hokey' to decorate my room using a theme? I hope I get lots of tips from you 7th grade experienced teachers! I REALLY need your ideas and help! Thanks!